Collaroy Surf Life Saving Club has joined forced with Team Rubicon to donate food, supplies and a listening ear to Dubbo farmers.
Across the weekend, the volunteers will lend a hand giving food packages to those in need through the Boaties Big Food Drop. They will also help distribute hay collected through the Geurie Lions’ drive.
Despite the recent rain, Team Rubicon’s Mark Dobson said the charity’s work was not over.
“I was out here when the royal visit was on and the rain arrived with Prince Harry which was nice. There’s a little bit of green around because of that rain but the ground still needs a good soak, it’s still pretty dry,” Mr Dobson said.
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“I think everyone appreciates there’s been a little bit of rain but it’s not enough. It hasn’t really affected the attitude of people willing to donate, it definitely hasn’t affect the attitude of the surf lifesavers or our members who are willing to donate their time.”
The volunteers will also be travelling to farms to mend fences and have a chat.
“The food is important but a little bit of a chat with someone is just as important,” Mr Dobson said.
“Australian farmers say ‘everything is fine’, ‘the guy down the road is worse off’ but when you do provide them with a little bit of support they really appreciate it.”